Accessible, Supported, No-Cost Websites for UBC Faculty and Departments
CTLT provides a hosted Content Management System (CMS) based on WordPress, primarily used for websites around administration, research, communication, marketing, and in the promotion of teaching and learning activities across the University of British Columbia.
Over 12 million page
views per year
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Available on every CMS website
CMS Tools and Features
UBC CLF compliant right out of the box
Use your own custom URL with Domain Mapping
HTTPS everywhere: all websites come with SSL Certificates
FAQs, documentation, and support desk
How do I make my website go live with my custom URL?
This process is called domain mapping and the answer depends on whether your custom URL is a new one you have registered or is being used elsewhere. We have full documentation on how to put your website live.
How much space do I get on my website?
By default all sites come with 500 megabytes of space for uploaded media such as images, PDFs, and Microsoft Word/Powerpoint documents. However, you can request additional space at no extra charge through a support request to the LT Hub.
Can I use a different theme other than the CLF?
Every site on UBC CMS uses the Central Brand and Marketing (CBM) designed common look and feel (CLF) theme unless the CBM team has granted an exception.
Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis and can be obtained by contacting the CBM team.
How do I use the new content editor Gutenberg?
You can switch editors from the dashboard of your website. Visit Settings > Writing and scroll to the bottom where you will see checkboxes where you would like to enable (or disable) Gutenberg.
On all CMS websites created after November 2019 the Gutenberg (or Block Editor) is enabled by default.
How do I request a new website on CMS?
You can fill out the Make a Website Request form. That form is either sent to your Faculty or Department’s IT Service Team or directly to us.
Didn’t find your answer? Take a look at our new documentation.
CMS Platform updates, news, and upcoming changes
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We’ve introduced a new look and feel for cms.ubc.ca which heavily leans on the Block Editor within WordPress.
Due to a required security update to PHP, several now-abandoned plugins will be removed from CMS. There are alternative options.
Want to see all updates made on CMS over time? View the CMS news archive.